Media Resources

MEDIA CREDENTIAL REGISTRATION
MEDIA BROADCAST RIGHTS FEES
CREDENTIAL REQUEST APPLICATION
STATE ROSTERS
MEDIA MAIN


WIAA Contact

Conor Laffey
Sports and Activities Information Manager
claffey@wiaa.com

Media State Championship Procedures

  1. Members of the media are required to register for ALL WIAA State Championships online through the WIAA Website PRIOR to the event.  Please note there are specific opening dates and times for the registration process for the respective events.
  2. The WIAA is not responsible for providing Internet for the media.  Broadcasters are responsible for securing phone lines directly through the facility (except for football, basketball and wrestling).
  3. Members of the media are required to provide a printed credential (from the online registration) and bring photo identification. Parking passes are not provided to members of the media.
  4. Members of the media must initially enter the facility through the designated Pass Gate.
  5. The WIAA media credential must be visible at all times.
  6. One media packet will be provided to each member of the media on a first-come, first-served basis.  Media packets include all of the information included in the program and can be found on the media registration page.
  7. A designated area for media may be available at the tournament sites.
  8. Only members of the media covering a specific contest may be allowed courtside or on the sidelines, although access may not be allowed on the court or field at anytime during or after a contest, depending on the facility.
  9. Court/field managers will assist the media in securing players and/or coaches after contests for interviews.  Members of the media must arrange these interviews with the tournament manager BEFORE the contest is over.
  10. Contest results and/or statistics will be posted in an area accessible to all authorized members of the media when and if they are available.

Media Pass Policy

The tournament staff and/or facility staff may remove media members who do not meet the WIAA Media Terms and Guidelines. A WIAA media credential will be issued to members of the media who agree to abide by the following WIAA Media Policy.

Each individual or entity requesting a credential agrees to the following:

  1. The WIAA and its schools have issued this working credential for the sole purpose of providing facility access to an accredited agency's employee (Bearer) who has a legitimate working function in connection with this event.  Any unauthorized use of this credential subjects the Bearer to removal from the facility.
  2. The credential allows the Bearer a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to cover the WIAA State Championship events for news purposes only, provided that such coverage does not create confusion that the Bearer or the entity he or she represents, is sponsored, endorsed by, associated or affiliated with the WIAA or any of the WIAA member schools.
  3. The use of any pictures, photography, video, audio or other information concerning WIAA State Championship events, other than for news coverage of, is prohibited except with the prior consent of the WIAA.
  4. Rights fees apply for all broadcasts, telecasts, and audio/video webcasts and must be arranged and paid for prior to the event.
  5. Any film, video, or digital video of a portion of the WIAA State Championship events, not to exceed three (3) minutes, which includes footage of the game and interviews taken at the event, may only be used by the Bearer's organization for news broadcasts purposes.
  6. The credential is non-transferable and may be revoked at any time without cause. While within the ballpark, arena, stadium or other WIAA State Championship venue, Bearer shall, at all times, be subject to the direction and/or supervision of the WIAA and its designated staff.
  7. Bearer shall obtain all necessary licenses, consents or releases permitting the use of any WIAA State Championship party's proprietary material, including, but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy or other proprietary or personal rights, however denominated, included in any material obtained in connection with the credential.  The Bearer is solely responsible for determining which licenses, consents and releases shall be obtained.
  8. Bearer shall indemnify, defend (if requested) and hold harmless the WIAA against and from any and all liability, loss, damage or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) against third party claims arising out of or relating to: (a) Bearer's use of any events information taken or obtained in connection with the credential, including, without limitation, any claim that any use of such information infringes any third party's copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, or other proprietary or personal rights, however denominated; (b) Bearer's acts or omissions; (c) the presence on the premises of any cameras, wires, cables or other equipment brought thereon by Bearer; and (d) Bearer's breach of any term of the credential.
  9. In the event that the name or likeness of any individual using this credential is included in any broadcast, telecast, photography, film, video or other media taken in connection with the events, such individual grants the WIAA the non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual right and license to use (and to sub-license the use of) such name and likeness in any media worldwide now known or hereafter devised.
  10. The rights and privileges granted to Bearer shall automatically terminate if any term of this credential is breached.
  11. Bearer acknowledges receipt and review of, and agrees to be bound by, these terms and conditions.


Photographers

  1. The use of any account, descriptions, pictures, photograph, video, audio, reproduction or other information concerning WIAA State events, other than for news coverage of, or for first Amendment protected purposes is prohibited, except with the prior written consent of the WIAA Executive Director.
  2. The credential confers on Bearer a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to take photographs of the WIAA State Championship events, and to allow the entity that engaged the Bearer to use such photographs only for news coverage of, or magazines, books or stories about the events, provided that such use is not likely to create, or does not actually create, confusion in the minds of the trade or public that Bearer or its reprints or any elements therein, or the items on which the WIAA are reprinted, are sponsored or endorsed by, or associated or affiliated with, any WIAA Member School.
  3. The credential is not transferable and may be revoked at any time without cause.
  4. While within the ballpark, arena or stadium, Bearer shall, at all times, be subject to the direction and/or supervision of the WIAA and its designated agents.
  5. Bearer shall obtain all necessary licenses, consents or releases permitting the use of any party's proprietary material, including, but not limited to any party's copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy or other proprietary or personal rights, however denominated, included in any photograph taken or other material obtained in connection with the credential.  The Bearer is solely responsible for determining which licenses; consents and releases shall be obtained.  Bearer shall indemnify, defend (if requested) and hold harmless the WIAA against and from any and all liability, loss, damage or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) against third party claims arising out of or relating to:  (a) Bearer's use of any events information taken or obtained in connection with the credential, including, without limitation, any claim that any use of such information infringes any third party's copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, or other proprietary or personal rights, however denominated;  (b) Bearer's acts or omissions; (c) the presence on the premises of any cameras, wires, cable or other equipment brought thereon by Bearer; and (d) Bearer's breach of any term of the credential.
  6. In the event that the name or likeness of any individual using this credential is included in any broadcast, telecast, photograph, film, video or other media taken in connection with the events, such individual grants the WIAA the non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual right and license to use (and to sub-license the use of) such name and likeness in any media worldwide whether now known or hereafter devised.
  7. The rights and privileges granted to Bearer shall automatically terminate if any term of this credential shall be breached.
  8. Bearer acknowledges receipt and review of, and agrees to be bound by, these terms and conditions.


Press Pass Abuse
WIAA and media members will make every attempt to ensure that press passes and priority seating are used only by legitimate press. Non-working press members will be asked to vacate the designated press area.  Any person who attempts to impersonate a media member, forge a media member’s signature, or acquire press privileges illegitimately may face strong action taken by the WIAA and/or local authorities. In addition, children, spouses and other family members or friends will not be issued credentials.

The WIAA reserves the sole and exclusive right to grant and issue media credentials to organizations based on WIAA media policies.  The policies will be reviewed annually for revisions as need arises.  The WIAA reserves the right to revoke issued media credentials from those organizations or persons who fail to follow the established event media guidelines.

Seating/Slot Assignments
Media Print seating assignments are first-come, first-served except for those agencies that have their own telephones installed year-round.  The WIAA office is not responsible to arrange telephone hook-up and room and/or table assignments for radio broadcasts, but may at some events.  Please contact the WIAA office for clarification or special requests.

Parking/ Programs
Media members are responsible for their own parking arrangements. Programs will not be supplied to the working press.

Pre-State Level Competition Coverage
The Media will receive information pertaining to State events only. For information regarding regional or district playoff coverage, the media must contact WIAA District Directors or District/Regional tournament managers directly.

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